I had a Blue Pullman hornby layout.
I loved it, and each time i layed it out, i returned it to it's box.
Years later whilst i was at work my mum (bless her) gave it to a women along the street, thanks mum.
Later in life i fixed a good hornby set onto a board for my step son. It kept failing until i found a loose fish plate joint... I'd thought the engine was knackered but no, just the fish plate urghh...
Typical mother. ??. Mine gave away over a 100 45rpm singles to the Boy Scouts. All the early Beatles, Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, and so many others.
Getting back to Hornby......I've not long started building a new layout. Costs a fortune these days. I bought 2 sets and put then them together, and it looked pathetic. So off I went and bought a rake of track, and now it looks so much better.
I had a track when I was about 11 or 12. and then puberty hit......and I gave it to my nephew.
My daughter says, I'm having a mid life crisis........I told her, I haven't got past the first one yet. ??
Having the time of my life on Fleabay and Amazon. "That's the way to shop".....I told my missus. ??
Been a while since an update, if anyone is interested.
The track has changed a bit. I've removed most of the inner loop, and gained more space for sidings, as the the collection of Loco's and rolling stock has grown in leaps and bounds.
There is more in boxes, more Loco's and carriages. I've been buying non runners, and fixing/repairing most of them. About 40 in all, only 2 are completely beyond repair, as for the others they are running great with just a clean and few tiny fixes. The worst problem is, most of them are over oiled and never cleaned. Changed a few carbon brushes and a few wheels. All minor stuff.
So that's been keeping me busy for the most part.
I haven't extended the layout yet as plywood and timber, are none essential purchases.